President of NUI Galway Dr Jim Browne: the university is nearing the conclusion of a capital development plan, which has “transformed” the campus. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

The European Investment Bank is to provide €60 million towards development of the NUI Galway campus. The first ever loan to the university from Euro(...)

Ireland’s higher education system has a critical role to play in creating jobs, raising living standards and supporting an open and tolerant society. (...)

 Trinity College, Dublin. The Cassells report on the future funding of higher education said that €100m a year in extra funding was needed if the State was to build a world-class system. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil says it is insisting in talks with the Government that next week’s budget should set aside up to €100 million for higher education to help(...)

Dr Ruth Freeman of  Science Foundation Ireland pins a “Believe in Science” badge on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the Data Summit in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Postgraduate and early-career researchers from around the country will gather at an event in Dublin on Friday to explore the range of career paths an(...)

Trinity College Dublin provost Patrick Prendergast has said it appeared Brexit was playing a key role in more international students considering Ireland as a place to study. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish universities have recorded a surge in applications from international students which academics say is linked to uncertainty over Brexit and the (...)

 Director general of Science Foundation Ireland Prof Mark Ferguson. The SFI this month granted approval for eight new research centres.  Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The third-level funding crisis has forced the sector to look elsewhere for funding opportunities. One of the biggest developments in recent years has(...)

Latest figures show the number of students applying to study in the UK has dropped by almost 20 per cent since the Brexit vote, down from 4,750 students last year to 3,900 this year

Brexit could lead to increases in CAO points if thousands of Irish students who study in the UK opt to remain at home, a university president has war(...)

Enterprise Ireland research and innovation divisional manager Gearóid Mooney.

Enterprise Ireland’s new corporate strategy, launched earlier this week, has set a highly ambitious target of increasing the annual spend on research(...)

University College Cork: The €231,000 in charges left unpaid to UCC prior to the current academic year is spread between 150 students.

Irish universities are facing an added financial challenge due to unpaid fees, fines and student charges, records show. More than €560,000 is owed (...)

Philip Nolan of Maynooth University says greater flexibility and support was  helping to boost student engagement and combat drop-out rates.

Traditional third-level courses should be radically overhauled to allow students choose whether to specialise early or pursue a much broader range of(...)

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